Bailey Huerta is an artist from Fillmore, California. From a young age, she was surrounded by individuals who encouraged her creative abilities all the way through high school, and still continue to do so in her studies at Cal Lutheran. Although her medium of choice has gradually become focused around digital media, she has found joy in the traditional art mediums of painting and ceramics. Her art depicts various glimpses of her family and hometown that she feels mean the most to her. Having been surrounded by these things her entire life, she felt a way to show her admiration and appreciation for them would be by portraying it in her art. This personal connection to her works has made her look harder to find ways to convey how they make her feel, and how she would like to make others feel. This is evident in her color choices, and how they contribute to her themes of happiness and hope. Her variety of techniques are meant to captivate the viewer and cause them to closely view the craftsmanship put into every piece. Her bold lines and visibly thick paint strokes create intrigue with texture and contrast. Through her art, she aims to create curiosity in those who view it, and give them the ability to form personal perspectives.
"Sierra" and its companion piece "Bailey," are inspired by the relationship Bailey has with her twin sister, Sierra. She used bright, vibrant colors to capture the fun and crazy bond they have. Although not identical, she wanted to capture the similarities and differences their physical features share, but mostly emphasize the love they have for one another.